Plan the ultimate babymoon

Published August 9, 2018 by Private Properties

Babymoons have become increasingly popular with expectant parents looking to enjoy their last holiday hurrah before their bundle of joy arrives in the world. While it’s very common for first-time parents to take one, it’s also just as welcome for parents who are expecting subsequent children. After all, they know what’s in store; now is the time to stock up on relaxation and sleep and indulge in a little pampering.

When should you take a babymoon?

There are no rules for a babymoon. Some couples like to whisk themselves away for a two-week break, flying to a far-flung destination they’ve always wanted to visit. Other couples like to stay relatively close to home and make it a weekend getaway. Even if it’s just a single night escape, it’s worth it.

Physically, whenever you feel comfortable is a good time. However, most maternity care providers say the second trimester is the safest. You’re also most likely to be feeling better with first trimester fatigue and nausea behind you, and you’re not yet feeling too heavy or tired, as in the third trimester, to enjoy yourself.

Other babymoon considerations:

  • Check with your doctor or midwife if you have any pre-existing complications
  • Take frequent breaks if you have to travel a long distance
  • If your intention is to indulge in great food, make sure you aren’t too far into your pregnancy. You don’t want to have uncomfortable heartburn or not be able to eat much in the first place
  • Keep the weather in mind. If you’re feeling hot and bothered in pregnancy, perhaps reconsider that sun-drenched location. Likewise, if you’re feeling the cold, you might want to escape to somewhere warm
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Don’t cram in too much. If you feel you can only manage one outing per day, then listen to your body. Use this opportunity to mentally unwind, because that’s what a babymoon is all about.

What to do on a babymoon

While wine and soft cheese, horseriding and scuba diving may be off the agenda, there is still a huge variety of holiday activities you can enjoy:

  • Indulge your inner foodie. Book in to restaurants you’ve always wanted to visit, try out cheese and chocolate factories, and buy delicacies from markets and local producers
  • Get back to nature. Watch the sunrise or sunset, the amazing surf, kangaroos hopping in fields or – depending on the time of year – whales frolicking in the ocean
  • Go to a spa and get a pregnancy pampering. Even better, book in as a couple
  • Stay in at night and cook up a storm for the two of you
  • People-watch over a lazy morning coffee
  • Eat decadent desserts (and don’t share with anyone)
  • Book a professional chef to visit you at home and cook up a feast while you sit back and relax
  • Wander the markets. The Margaret River Farmer’s Market on a Saturday is a good option
  • Leisurely stroll the shops
  • Take a long scenic drive
  • Make impromptu decisions. Just get your bags and walk out the door.

Perfect babymoon destinations

Desperate for sun, sand and sea? Or are you more of a forest retreat kind of person? Perhaps an urban getaway is more your style? Or a secluded sprawling property with every amenity you could ever wish for? Here are our recommendations for the perfect babymoon home:

Close to amenities

Lantana Studio, Albany Dunn Bay Apartment 7, Dunsborough

 

Forest hideaway

River’s Edge, Margaret River Woodstock, Denmark

 

Luxury living

Jahangir, Eagle Bay Injidup Bay House, Yallingup

 

Make the most of your babymoon with a dream Private Properties home. Browse our list to read about our amazing properties on offer.

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